I know I’ve been silent for some time. To me it feels like forever. I wrote a great essay on my tablet last Saturday after going to the NY Writer’s Club. But unfortunately I lost it. I read my synopsis to share what Hidden Temptation was about to get help with the blurb. Long story short everyone seem to want to critique the synopsis and not the blurb. I did receive a lot of help, a lot of things to think about as I prepare for the conference with Penguin Books I used the advice that I found helpful.
I am satisfied with Hidden Temptation. I’m sure it’s not perfect, then what is? If the editors at Penguin Books aren’t impressed or even interested a bit it’s okay. I will get to experience something I may never have been able to otherwise. I can still release Hidden Temptation with Create Space and Amazon. A few people will read it and I’ll be able to work on book two without the stress of worrying about publishing Hidden Temptation. Marketing, well as most of you know that’s another journey.
On a personal note. It is Lupus Awareness Month I am extremely fatigue. One of the symptoms of lupus. I’m down to 2 mg of steroids every other day. My pain is almost unbearable. I’m pushing myself to do what I want and need to do. I’m trying to catch up with reading your blogs. I will eventually but be patient with me. I’m donating most of my time working on my synopsis and blurb to pitch to Penguin Books on June 3rd.
One thing I was doing was trying to tell the whole story in my synopsis. Odette is my protagonist and the synopsis should focus around her, a wise educator told me. So I think I now have it. Check it out here and be sure to give me you brutal honesty and wise advice. It helps and you guys know I need the help.